Reduce git repository size
I tried looking for a good tutorial on reducing repo size, but found none. How do I reduce my repo size…it’s about 10 MB, but the thing is Heroku only allows 50 MB and I’m no where near finished developing my app.
I added the usual suspects (log, vendor, doc etc) to .gitignore already. Although I only added .gitignore recently.
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git gc --aggressive is one way to force the prune process to take place (to be sure:
git gc --aggressive --prune=now). You have other commands to clean the repo too. Don’t forget though, sometimes
git gc alone can increase the size of the repo!
It can be also used after a
filter-branch, to mark some directories to be removed from the history (with a further gain of space); see here. But that means nobody is pulling from your public repo.
filter-branch can keep backup refs in
.git/refs/original, so that directory can be cleaned too.
Finally, as mentioned in this comment and this question; cleaning the reflog can help:
git reflog expire --all --expire=now git gc --prune=now --aggressive
An even more complete, and possibly dangerous, solution is to remove unused objects from a git repository
Thanks for your replies. Here’s what I did:
git gc git gc --aggressive git prune
That seemed to have did the trick. I started with around 10.5MB and now its little more than 980KBs.